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Wellington Botanic Garden

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Address: 101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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+64 4-499 1400
Fee: No
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Visit Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy its 25ha of unique landscape,...

Visit Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy its 25ha of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and views over Wellington city. The garden is a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and is an Historic Places Trust Heritage Area.

Take the Cable Car up and follow the Downhill path to the city.

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Lovely gardens

Lovely gardens, with a nice diversity. Laid out on the side of a hill (like so much in Wellington), but easy to manage if you take the cable car to the top of the hill and wander... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely gardens, with a nice diversity. Laid out on the side of a hill (like so much in Wellington), but easy to manage if you take the cable car to the top of the hill and wander down. The cafe is a nice place for lunch or a snack.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens are beautiful, I went during the start of the spring festival where tulips were just planted. There were dutch tents and coffee carts for the festival which made it a great event. The botanic gardens is a nice place to take a walk or even a run. You can take walk up to the children's playground, visit the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took funicular to top and then walked downhill through the Botanic Gardens to city. Very pleasant walk with good notes on plants en route.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the funicular to the top of Mount Victoria and walk down through the lovely gardens and ponds. About 20 Minutes To Lady Norwood's rose garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Botanical Gardens is a beautiful setting to enjoy and it's free. In an hour you can cover a lot of ground in the garden. I've been here several times and it's always beautiful with something in bloom. It's well maintained and the cafe and gift some are both very nice. We came for a picnic lunch this time. Take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens, we need to go back as there was so much to see. Tram down to the city rather nice to go on and the tunnels pretty with lights. Lovely cafe for nice lunch

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the cable-car up & stroll down till the rose garden & cafe. On the way - kids can have a blast at the kids playground !! Nice variety of flora & fauna.. the souvenir shop at the cafe has some really cool stuff..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One can visit the Botanic Garden by cable car.One can view the sights of Wellington as one ascends and also explore the Cable Car Museum. The Garden is an ideal spot for a walk or a picnic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved the botanic garden in Wellington for its varied and interesting collections set in a peaceful lush green landscape. Great for birdsong too as you walk around. The Begonia house was beautiful. I liked the Australian garden and all the other gardens on the downhill walk from the cable car stop. I though the rose garden was a bit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After our cable car ride we followed the path to the city. Loved it. The fragrance gardens were beautiful.

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